MPLS: the Next Generation in Virtual Networks and High Speed Internet Connections
MPLS, also known as Multiprotocol Label Switching, is a highly-flexible and scalable telecommunications protocol, capable of transmitting large amounts of data. MPLS Networks typically offer such a high quality of service, that you can transmit your data communications, Internet, video, as well as your local and long distance service over the same cable, and rest assured that your most important transmissions are prioritized.
MPLS also provides businesses with 2 or more offices, a very cost-effective way to link all of their offices, with voice and data services. Using MPLS, you can provide IP Phone System station-to-station dialing, high-speed video, as well as highly-secure internet data transmissions.
The following are some of the benefits of MPLS:
- Traffic Engineering
When using MPLS, businesses can assign a priority to their traffic, such as data, voice, video, etc. Each of these types of data get marked and addressed, by the edge router, and then reliably transmitted through the MPLS Network.
- Easy and Cost Effective Expansion
For companies that have many locations, a MPLS network is a very reliable solution, allowing offices to be linked together, through the MPLS network. MPLS also makes it easy for real-time addition and deletion of company extensions.
- Protocol Independent Forwarding
MPLS networks can ttransmit any type of data packet, whether it is IP or frame relay. This is because MPLS labels are attached to the data, for transmission over the MPL S network, and those labels are not protocol-dependent
Because MPLS is a connection-based network solution, it is considerably more reliable than IP.
- Guaranteed Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Our MPLS carriers’ guarantee of extremely limited downtime, during the contract period. Because an MPLS network can be monitored, proactively, it’s relatively easy to analyze the network performance and provide immediate repairs, if required.
- Flexible Bandwidth Allocation
MPLS networks allow businesses to allocate their bandwidth, dynamically, providing one of the most flexible solutions, available. For example, if one of your applications requires significantly more bandwidth, temporarily, changes can be made in real time to accommodate these temporary data needs.
- Exceptional Security
MPLS providers take full responsibility for the security of the data that’s sent over their network. As well, they can allocate “IP tunnels”, which allow data to be securely transmitted, even if the customer provides no encryption.
- Fewer Hops
With an MPLS network, there are significantly fewer hops, throughout the network, resulting in increased response times and higher speeds and performance for end-users.